When 2018 taxes are due in April 2019, millions of Americans could find themselves owing the government far more than was withheld. Millions of others could find they paid too much in 2018, resulting in unusually large refunds.
Taxes, cybersecurity, global trade and tariffs, and executive misconduct in the midst of the #MeToo movement are just some of the topics likely to come up at this year’s stockholder events, according to BDO USA.
Major corporations have authorized $200 billion in stock purchases in the two months since the passage of the new tax law while more than 55,000 American workers have been laid off, according to Senate Democrats.
U.S. consumer confidence jumped to a 17-year high as optimism about employment prospects grew and Americans began seeing additional money in their paychecks from recently enacted tax cuts, data from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday.
Democrats counting on an angry, anti-Trump vibe to propel them to victory in November’s congressional elections may be in for a surprise as voters begin to see the effects of last year’s tax overhaul in their paychecks.